Heavy rains cause unexpected flood in Krymsk

It is  hardest hit as heavy rains occurred late Friday night into Saturday morning (July 6-7, 2012). Heavy rain and massive flash flooding occurred in Krymsk  and in the Black Sea port of Novorossiysk and Gelendzhik. The main reason of flood was the low pressure system that had moved westward over the preceding days gathering strength from the warm Black Sea. According to our measurements at the stations, the rainfall in less than a day was characterized by the following numbers: in Gelendzhik there was 300 mm, in Novorossiysk there was 300 mm, near Krymsk there was 170 mm, and at a small distance from it, in Dzhubga and Anapa, there was only  6-18 mm. This is a local, explosive and very intense process.

More than 170 people died and 35,000 were injured or lost their property.

 

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